CES 2012: Intel announces first smartphones with Lenovo and Motorola

Lenovo’s K800 will launch in China in the second quarter of this year, while   Motorola will gain regulatory approval in the summer and launch in the   following months across Europe and America.The announcements mark Intel’s   first tangible bid to challenge the smartphone dominance of British company   Arm, whose chips power many of the world’s most popular phones. The rapidly   expanding mobile market will, Intel hopes, complement its new laptops and   other devices.

Paul Ottelini, the company’s chief executive, said the relationship with   Lenovo was “just the beginning”, as he also announced “Intel reference   designs” for phones and tablets. These emphasise improved battery life,   while also keeping standard features such as a camera of up to 16MP and   rapid web browsing and graphics capabilities. One Intel spokesman described   the Android products as “fully buzzword compliant”. Existing software will   not need to be rewritten for the new devices, which the company also   demonstrated taking 10 pictures in less than a second. It hopes   manufacturers will use them to build new devices of their own.

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said that the multi-year deal would see “the best of   Intel products’ in Motorola handsets and tablets.

Mr Ottelini also showcased the new Dell XPS 13 laptop, one of many new sim and   light “ultrabooks” to launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). He also offered further demonstrations of   “concept” ultrabooks using a touchscreen interface or which can transform   easily from tablets to laptops. He said this offered the best of both   form-factors and was made possible by Intel’s new chips. “It’s about the   device adapting to us not the other way round”, he claimed.

Source: telegraph – UK

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